The Orientation Office provides a variety of opportunities for current students to serve JMU by assisting first-year and transfer students in their transition to campus. Peer connection is a powerful means to show an authentic and dynamic view of the JMU community. Student staff contributions give life to the Orientation programs and leave impressions on incoming students, guests and one another that last a lifetime.

As a member of the Orientation team, you will learn, develop and grow in unexpected ways. You will experience personal growth, learn more about JMU academic, business, and student life resources, enhance relationships with faculty and staff, facilitate peer discussions, and create memorable experiences. Through Orientation, your opportunities are endless. The choice is yours – apply for one of the many positions available on the O-Team.

Transfer/Orientation Peer Adviser (T/OPA)

Transfer/Orientation Peer Advisers (T/OPAs) play a critical role in creating a successful transition for first-year students to the James Madison University community. They welcome first-year and transfer students and their guests to JMU and assist them in their transition during Orientation programs. During Weeks of Welcome, T/OPAs serve as supervisors for First yeaR Orientation Guides (FROGs) and assist with Transfer Weeks of Welcome. Being a T/OPA is a great way to gain valuable experience and develop transferable leadership, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills such as (but not limited to) supervision, public speaking, problem solving, conflict management, interacting with diverse groups of people, and more.

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First yeaR Orientation Guide

We are not accepting applications for this role at this time.

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